Merry Christmas!



Pohutakawa – Kiwi ‘Christmas Tree’

Wishing all our friends and family around the world a very Merry (Kiwi) Christmas and a happy, healthy, fabulous New Year!

It’s Saturday morning and we have finally finished the repairs we needed to do after the passage from Vanuatu: the sheave box is re-installed and we’re set to go sailing. It’s been hard yakka, Damian spending a lot of very uncomfortable time at the bottom of the anchor locker, and finally finishing late last night. Given our late finish, we’re going to be in the Bay of Islands for Christmas Day, hoping to be somewhere that looks something like this:


(Look carefully and you can see Sel Citron in the bay – I took this photo a couple of summers ago).

We’re looking forward to doing a bit of this for the next little while:


Plans, as ever, are loose, but we’re basically going to be cruising around the North Island: Great Barrier Island, Bay of Islands and places in between. Looking forward to catching up with some cruising friends and visitors are welcome!

Also hope to get back to Oz at some stage over the summer, so hope to see many of you soon.

Lots of Lemony Christmas hugs from us.
Kerry and Damian

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3 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!

  1. Hi Kerry and Damian! Merry Christmas to both of you!

    I’m finally making a long-delayed visit to your great country of Australia. Our daughter will be attending Med School at the U of Queensland in Brisbane, starting 30-Jan. So Grace and I will bring Ellie over to help her get situated, then Grace and I will take 2 week vacation. We plan to split our time between AUS and NZ over the first two weeks in Feb. If there is an opportunity to meet up with you while we are in your neck of the woods, we would love to do so.

    We think we’ll be in NZ the first week in Feb, and back in AUS during the 2nd week. Let us know where you think you will be during those weeks and if possible, we will try to meet up with you.

    Wishing you smooth sailing in 2017!

    Bruce Cross, Grace, & Ellie 1-203-984-1007


  2. Hello Kerry and Damian

    Many thanks for sending through the three Sel Citron updates. We enjoy reading all about your escapades. Hope you had a very Happy Christmas Day and best wishes for the New Year and successful sailing. Where to next? Kevin has been so busy renovating his house in Ulladulla and all is beginning to look great. Just loved it when we visited there and Lake Burrell is beautiful.

    Love from us both

    Alwyn and Bernard xxx

    Sent from my iPad



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